Tony Freitas

The 5’8″ southpaw had a 12-5 rookie year with the A’s in 1932. With the Reds on July 1, 1934, he lost a thrilling 17-inning duel to Dizzy Dean of the Cardinals. Freitas was the winningest lefthander in minor league history, with 342 career victories, mostly for Sacramento (Pacific Coast League), and was selected by the Society of American Baseball Research in 1984 as the all-time best minor league pitcher.